Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween 2012

We had a great October and ended it with a very fun Halloween! We went to our church Harvest Party the Saturday before Halloween and the boys all dressed up. They had a great time playing games, winning prizes and jumping in the bounce houses. Dave left for elk hunting early this morning so it was just me and the boys for Halloween. I decorated the downstairs with a sign, tablecloth and blow up ghosts and spiders along with pumpkin muffins for breakfast. When Colt walked downstairs this morning he saw the decorations and says to me "Mom, where are all the rest of the decorations, this is not very much!". That kid LOVES decorations, it makes him so happy to see places decorated and he always makes a big deal out of it, I will remember that for the holidays this year. After I got home from work we spent some time doing a craft and made pumpkin people. After Case woke up from his nap we headed out to do a little early trick or treating at friends' houses.
 My three superheros. Thanks to Aunt Kenzie's great Christmas gifts last year I did not have to spend any money on their costumes.

 Colt and Jax showing off their superhero pose.
 Working hard on their pumpkin men.

 Jax's pumpkin face, I did the cutting and he did the gluing.
 Colt LOVES any type of craft, his favorite thing to do lately is sit at the table and draw, color, cut, glue and repeat. We have so much craft stuff in this house from him I do not even know what to do with all of it.
Colt made a pirate pumpkin and did it 100% by himself.

 Case's expressions are priceless, I feel like they capture his personality so well.

 Super Case running away (what else is new?).
 Our first stop was Audra's house, the boys ran up to her door and Case was yelling "punkin" the entire way. Colt knocked on the door and both the boys yelled "trick or treat".
 While Case ran over to me with his new pumpkin.
 The boys got a few pieces of candy and we hung out with Audra and Hayden the Zebra for a little bit. Then we headed over to my parents for dinner, chili, apples with pumpkin dip and pumpkin bars. The perfect fall foods and my mom made sure to have some crafty Halloween stuff for Colt to do as well. My mom ended up taking Case back to our house to put him to bed and I took the boys to Wa-Hi for the trunk or treat in the high school parking lot. The boys were awesome, saying "trick or treat" and then "thank you" after they got candy. When we finished the boys had AWANA to go to but we still had about 25 minutes so I drove to a neighborhood close by and we walked up and down the street, knocking on doors and saying trick or treat. I let them go to the door by themselves and just watched from the sidewalk. Colt was awesome about making sure Jax was with him and reminding Jax to say trick or treat and thank you every time. Colt is seriously the BEST big brother, I hope this never changes. Jax loved it too, he was much more shy and unsure about all of it but I know having Colt there helped him to come out of his shell a little bit. Every time they would run back to me and say "Mom, we got a (insert type of candy here)" then "Ok lets go knock on another strangers door". My favorite was when Colt said to me "Mom why do we knock on strangers doors?  That is not very safe!" We finished up the trick or treating and then I dropped them off at the church for AWANA, they had the best time and were both so excited when I picked them up. We came home and snuggled in my bed watching a movie and eventually falling asleep in my bed (a big treat for them!). It was such a fun night and reminded me how much I love the holidays. It was fun to see things through their eyes (because honestly I was not looking forward to taking them trick or treating, I was tired and have been going on little sleep lately) and it just made me so happy that they are mine!
 There is nothing like a mom and her three boys, I will love them forever!


Michelle said...

Love this post! :) I think I always say that. But I do. I love watching them grow. And yes, Colt will always be a good big brother. He will torment the younger ones now and then, but they'll grow and the playing field will level out and they'll realize there is no better friend than a brother. You are almost past the tired years!

Tabaitha said...

They really are too cute! Glad y'all had a fun Halloween!

The Haij Family said...

I heard the idea of taking pictures of all your child's drawings/crafts and then putting all the pictures in a picture book (or several books, depending on how many you have :). I'm definitely doing this, it's going to be quite the project, but it's a great way to 'keep' all their prize artwork! :)